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Conrad Larkin

(he/him)

Conrad Larkin profile image
LCSW
42 years of experience
Virtual
I specialize in uncovering the root causes behind feelings of anxiety and depression, helping individuals break free from unproductive patterns that may be holding them back. With over 30 years of experience as a therapist, I've discovered that when we expose these patterns and express the emotions tied to them, your true self emerges. As internal conflicts diminish, relationships flourish, and the authentic meaning and purpose of your identity come to light. My goal is to guide each person in developing a personalized plan that aligns with their values and unique contributions. I've had the privilege of working with individuals of all ages. For children and young people, I provide a safe space for them to express themselves and navigate life's challenges. On the other end of the spectrum, I've supported elders and disabled individuals coping with loss and grief. When emotions connected to grief are stifled, I specialize in identifying and resolving these emotional roadblocks, facilitating a path to healing and adjustment.

Next available: Jun 3

Ilena Sussman

(she/her)

Ilena Sussman profile image
LMFT
20 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Providing psychotherapeutic services to those seeking emotional sustenance and healthy psychological support during these very stressful times. I have been working in this field for approximately 20 years now. My experience is with all school grade levels, as well as adults from all walks of life. I find that the ideal patient is open-minded (willing to look at things from different perspectives), consistent (with attendance/self-care/psychoeducation), and humble to learn. My patients have described me as kind, trustworthy, accepting, an excellent mentor, dependable, and down-to-earth. Short-term and long-term assistance provided for: Adults (18+) Individual Therapy Anxiety Depression Coping Skills ADHD Asperger’s Syndrome Autism Spectrum Disorder Codependency Developmental Disorders Intellectual Disability Life Transitions Peer Relationships Self-Esteem Spirituality Stress Women’s Issues Mood Disorders Thinking Disorders Trauma Certified

Next available: May 29

Michael Bacallao

(he/him)

Michael Bacallao profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to invest in your mental health. Are you having a hard time balancing family, work, and life? Are you struggling with avoidance and anxiety about the future? Are you just ready for a change and aren't sure how to make a plan of action? It's difficult to grow without support and even harder at times to find the tools to carve your own path. If you feel ready to explore how to reach your unique potential; let's figure out some goals, what's in the way, and how we can work through those challenges so you can reach your goals. My background in research, crisis care, inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, in-home therapy, group therapy and outpatient therapy has given me exposure to several forms of therapy. I am currently practicing CBT, DBT, ACT and some elements of other forms of therapy. If you are curious how we could approach your challenges and goals, please reach out and we can discuss options. Consultations are welcomed.

Next available: May 29

Jill Wakefield LPCC

Jill Wakefield LPCC profile image
LPCC
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
400 Ramona Aven...
When booking a session with me you can expect to be greeted with openness and comfortability. I am a very personable person and aim to ease you into our therapy journey. I provide a safe, relaxing environment where you will feel comfortable uncovering the issues you are experiencing. My approach is calming and kind, and because of my personality I focus on positive outcomes. I believe you have the capability to relearn negative thinking and behaviors that have contributed to life's struggles. My experience covers adults and adolescents in areas of trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, grief/loss, educational and career planning, infertility, adoption, life transitions, and suicidal ideation/attempted recovery. I know therapy can be scary and intimidating, however with me you will feel like I really do care and understand what you are trying to say. My goal is that you leave my office feeling positive and empowered to take the next step in your healing journey.

Next available: May 30

Connelly Jenks

(she/her)

Connelly Jenks profile image
LCSW
11 years of experience
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
I work with women who are transitioning to motherhood and are learning how to be themselves within their new role. Many of my clients are experiencing a difficult transition to their new role as a mom. They are finding their way into their new identity, feeling as though they have lost their past self, identity, and freedom. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Therapist in California. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of San Diego and my Masters of Social Work at Azusa Pacific University. I have been working as a therapist for 11 years and have experience working with children, families, and individuals to address mental health needs. I specialize in working with postpartum women. I have my Perinatal Mental Health Certification from Postpartum Support International. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which helps to address and heal trauma. I have worked with many individuals who have a history of traumatic experiences in their lives and utilized EMDR to assist in reprocessing their experiences. I use an eclectic approach working with my clients, focusing on person-centered and solution-focused care.

Next available: Jun 3

Liz Rojas

(she/her)

Liz Rojas profile image
PhD
9 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Direct
Virtual
Welcome! I'm Liz. Have you noticed your outlook on your life growing increasingly grim? Perhaps struggling in your self-confidence, your ability to trust yourself or others in relationships, or enact positive change in your circumstances. I am a person-centered, integrative therapist that will instill hope to guide you to live a life rooted in your personal beliefs and values successfully. Whether you may be struggling with PTSD/trauma (including racial stress and acculturation), depression, anxiety, stress management, painful emotions, relationship difficulties, or making a healthy behavior change, I am here to tailor your treatment to you. I am an evidence-based therapist, who uses a multicultural approach to understand you, what has influenced your beliefs/values, and how your perspectives and life journey has evolved. I will partner with you on guiding you to a life worthy of you, using techniques that are proven to improve symptoms and achieve an optimal quality of life. I'm ready to collaborate with you!

Next available: Jun 7

Jennifer Wendell

(she/her)

Jennifer Wendell profile image
LCSW
25 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Solution oriented
Virtual
In-person
2603 Camino Ram...
Hello, I am Jennifer. I am a licensed therapist with over 25 years of experience supporting people of all ages through various transitions and challenges. I offer a unique approach to mental health that integrates clinical therapy with moderate physical exercise in the great outdoors. I focus on helping people with anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress/burnout, infertility and alcohol misuse while increasing nourishing habits such as exercise, sleep, nutrition, and other practices that reduce symptoms and calm the nervous system. Have you ever wished you could get in-person therapy without having to sit in an office with the therapist? Do you feel too busy to schedule both therapy and exercise into one day and wish the two could be combined? If so, then "walk and talk" could be a good fit for you. I offer the opportunity to receive counseling or coaching while outside in nature and moving your body. Research demonstrates that both exercise and spending time outdoors in sunlight and green spaces provides a reduction in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, and stress while improving mood overall. My unique "walk and talk" method addresses all three aspects of healing and growth: physical, psychological, and spiritual. Have you found yourself wondering if you are drinking too much and/or too often? Are you tired of experiencing low energy, anxiety, depression, disrupted sleep, sugar cravings, etc. and you wish you had a coach to support you as you navigate a new way of living alcohol free? If you are sober curious, I am here to help!

Next available: May 29

Marisa Schimmel

(she/her)

Marisa Schimmel profile image
LCSW
7 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Solution oriented
Virtual
I'm Marisa, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (115264) who received my Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California, specializing in children, youth, and families. I have expertise in working with individual adults specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Transitions, Relationship Issues, and Self Esteem. I utilize collaborative treatment approaches based on your individual needs because I feel that every person is unique with a different story. I strive to help you feel empowered and to develop a stronger relationship with yourself. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, and anything related to the arts.

Next available: Jun 3

Clint Edwards

Clint Edwards profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Empowering
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
Whole-Hearted Therapy Centered on Genuine Connection. Ever had therapy that feels like it drags on without any results? Research shows the Power of Connection drives roughly 60% of Therapeutic Success. My Compassionate Therapy Style focuses on Building Bridges of Trust and cultivating a meaningful connection with positive outcomes. So, how do you find the best therapist for you? That's a great question. And it's one that most people struggle with answering whether it's their first or umpteenth search. Is it the therapist him/herself, their personality, theoretical approach, or specialty? While all these factors are important, it shouldn't be your responsibility to find the best clinician; rather it's the clinician's responsibility to become the best therapist for you. I also have a particular interest in using holistic practices to help create great results for depression & anxiety disorders as well as trauma/PTSD and other mental/behavioral conditions. These include EFT Tapping, breathing/mindfulness/meditation, and Amino Acids, etc. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Addiction Counselor with nearly nine years of extensive professional experience in both mental health and addiction. Further, I have a personal background in overcoming addictions as well as several mental health and learning disabilities. Whether you're seeking help to overcome addiction, mental health conditions or career counseling, I've dedicated my professional life to becoming YOUR BEST clinician. Transform Your Mental Health Story: Break Free from disheartening therapy experiences with my Empathetic Approach. Ready for a change? Let’s connect for a video conference consultation. From the comfort of your own space, let’s start your journey towards a happier, healthier you!

Next available: May 30

Nely

Nely profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
My name is Eminely Soberanis and I am a licensed clinical social worker practicing psychotherapy in the Los Angeles area. I go by Nely for short and my goal as a therapist is to assist and provide awareness in your mental health journey. I have been licensed for over seven years and have worked in different settings such as hospitals, school-based, community field-based based, and telehealth services. I have worked with a variety of age groups from different backgrounds, and I plan to be your biggest support and ally while you navigate your mental health journey.

Next available: Jun 9

Monique Little

(she/her)

Monique Little profile image
LPCC
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hello and welcome! My name is Monique, and I am a clinical therapist. I am looking forward to meeting people where they are and becoming a small, but meaningful part of their journeys. I’ve been doing this work for a while now and I know the importance of research to finding an appropriate fit. My goal is to be of service and to help people that are looking to grow and heal. I have extensive training and experience in evidence-based modalities such as CBT and trauma-informed care. I have worked with several populations, including but not limited to; veterans, college students, people who struggle with addiction, couples, families, people struggling with marginalized identities as well as those looking to improve their quality of life, by way of personal growth, or trauma resolution. The approach that I employ is from a humanistic perspective. I understand the importance of respect and safety to the explorative process of being in therapy. CBT is utilized as a proven and effective way to treat a myriad of disorders, or simply to grow in perspective as an individual or as a member of a family unit/romantic partnership. I wish you only the best on your journey to wellness, even if our paths do not cross, best of luck. If you are interested in the services that I provide, please do not hesitate to reach out and start the process. I hope to hear from you soon.

Next available: May 30

Brandy Smith

(she/her)

Brandy Smith profile image
LCSW
9 years of experience
Solution oriented
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing psychotherapy services in California and Rhode Island (LCSW / LICSW). My expertise encompasses anxiety, depression, grief, relational challenges, major life transitions, adjusting to difficult health diagnoses, and trauma processing. In my work with clients, I prioritize building a collaborative partnership that cultivates compassion, respect, self-esteem, and resilience. As a United States Veteran with extensive deployment experience, I am highly attuned to the stressors of Military and Veteran life. My specialization lies in treating individuals grappling with the effects of past physical, emotional, or combat-related trauma. Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) through EMDRIA; I am dedicated to creating a nonjudgmental and supportive therapeutic environment. My passion as a mental health clinician is deliberate: to guide you authentically and effectively on your wellness journey. I firmly believe that regardless of one's experiences, individuals have control over how they narrate their lives. My goal is to assist you in discovering and embracing your true self. Recognizing the unique nature of each person's path to recovery, I create custom treatment plans designed to reduce symptoms and stabilize mood through a comprehensive mental health model addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and physiological aspects of each client. My ultimate desire is to help you realize that long-term change is not only possible but also sustainable through intentional and consistent efforts. Learning to identify triggers for negative thoughts and beliefs empowers you to regain control of your life and infuse it with new meaning. To me, the essence of therapy lies in reconditioning maladaptive perspectives, building emotional intelligence, and providing guidance on navigating life circumstances. Through conscious and continual effort, you will develop adaptive coping skills, allowing you to manifest the very best version of yourself each day. The therapist-client relationship is unique, serving as the foundation for change and the stage for healing. Reaching out for assistance is a courageous first step toward healing and growth. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you, offering support in reaching your goals and navigating your struggles. Book an appointment with me today.

Next available: May 29

Wendy Mark

(she/her)

Wendy Mark profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, I'm Wendy Mark, LMFT, your Chronic Pain Therapist in Los Angeles, California. Are you feeling stuck in chronic pain and doctors have told you there isn’t anything more they can do? Have your activities decreased so much that you are no longer doing the things that you used to enjoy? Whether you have been dealing with pain for 6 months or 50 years, we can work together to help you decrease your pain levels and get you back to living a life filled with joy in a reasonably short amount of time. In my own journey through pain, I tried every treatment possible to get rid of the pain and I was desperate to find a treatment that worked. I was lost. Then I discovered Pain Reprocessing Therapy, and it was a total game changer for me! While my passion is working with clients with chronic pain, I have also had over 15 years of success in working with a wide range of mental health issues including ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, relationship issues, school problems, trauma and PTSD, and women's issues. I enjoy empowering clients to reach their full potential.

Next available: May 30

Dr. Aline Smith

(she/her)

Dr. Aline Smith profile image
LMFT
37 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
Hello I have 37-years of clinical experience including, trauma-informed therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Anger Management, Domestic Violence Intervention ,victims of sex and child abuse. Other areas of expertise include performing Immigration Evaluations, Marriage Annulments and evaluations for applicants for seminary studies. I am compassionate and empathetic. I am fluent in both English and Spanish.

Next available: May 29

Sammy Glenn

(he/him)

Sammy Glenn profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Direct
Empowering
Intelligent
Virtual
Thank you for stopping by my page! What you will experience as my client will always be based upon the following: professionalism, care, and experience. I consider effective mental health treatment to be a life-changing experience and it is my goal as your therapist to support you 100% in reaching your goals. My philosophy is this: "I'll always help if you'll always try." I have worked with a wide variety of people, and find that almost all of us can connect as fellow humans. I am currently licensed in North Carolina, West Virginia, Florida, Tennessee, and California, and make my home in beautiful Southern Oregon. PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE A FULL-TIME PRACTICE OUTSIDE OF GROW AND IF YOUR FIRST APPOINTMENT CHOICE IS MADE FOR THE FOLLOWING DAY OR 2-3 DAYS AWAY, I WILL LIKELY HAVE TO MOVE IT OUT SEVERAL DAYS. IF POSSIBLE, CHOOSING A DAY 7-10 DAYS OUT WOULD BE IDEAL. IF YOUR NEED IS MORE EMERGENT, THEN PLEASE ACCESS CARE LOCALLY OR YOU MAY FIND ANOTHER THERAPIST ON GROW THERAPY THAT IS AVAILABLE SOONER. I TRY TO BALANCE HELPING AS MANY AS I CAN WITHOUT COMPROMISING THE CARE. THANK YOU, SAM

Next available: May 29

Dr. Jamila T. Hankins

Dr. Jamila T. Hankins profile image
LCSW
12 years of experience
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Georgia focused on providing services to individuals and families. I have a Master's Degree in Social Work and a PhD. in Social Work: Policy, Planning and Administration and have over 10 years of experience providing clinical services to children, teens and families. The onset of my career began with helping children and families within a community mental health setting as well as those involved in the child welfare system. My clients have a wide range of concerns including: Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. I've also worked with clients who have experienced trauma and abuse. I believe in a humanistic, person-centered, cognitive behavioral approach to therapy where the focus is on helping clients develop a stronger sense of self within a non-judgmental therapeutic setting. I am a proponent in addressing factors that contribute to the healing of the spirit, mind and body. I am happy that you have taken the first step in your healing process and I look forward to working with you.

Next available: May 31

Cathy Martin

(she/her)

Cathy Martin profile image
LMFT
15 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Have you ever asked yourself, "why don't I feel good about myself and my choices in life?" I want to help you explore those feelings and get to the root cause so we can reveal the parts of you that feel alive and whole again. Do you remember the hopes and dreams you had as a child? What happened to those dreams? It could be life events or circumstances, some that were out of your control and some that you made consciously or unconsciously. If you have experienced trauma, sexual trauma, this can contribute to your mental, physical, and emotional struggles. Sexual trauma is not easy to discuss, as it is a taboo topic, and you may not find you can share your story with your friends and family. Secrecy is part of the toxic shame that often leads to issues with self-esteem, relationships, intimacy, and other behavioral problems. Every person has the answers within themselves to reveal the shiny pearl in the bed of a sandy oyster. I can help you if you are ready to do the work of personal growth and healing.

Next available: May 29

Reina M. Michelle

Reina M. Michelle profile image
LMFT
16 years of experience
Direct
Solution oriented
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome! I am Reina Michelle, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in helping people who are going through difficult times in their lives. I help by being a good listener and teaching communication skills that can make a big difference in improving their relationships with others. I also am experienced in working with people who have anxiety, depression, chronic illness and mood disorders as I have been certified in DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) treatment. Sometimes we need a little help when life becomes too difficult to handle on our own. Looking at our problems from a different perspective can make a difference in becoming able to live harmoniously with our family and friends. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from JFK University in San Jose, CA. I live in Santa Cruz, CA, and have worked with clients throughout Northern California for over 15 years.

Next available: May 30

Reyna Perez

Reyna Perez profile image
LMFT
12 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Empowering
Virtual
Hi! I'm Reyna. I am an integrative therapist and holistic nutritionist. I believe in treating the body (mind, body, spirit) as a whole, while addressing the gut brain axis (brain, heart, gut), how it effects mood, and offer nutritional supplementation. I am passionate about finding practical ways for you to decrease feelings of sadness, worry, or tension no matter what situation you are currently going through.

Next available: Jun 7

Alexandra Lascano-Rusu

(she/her)

Alexandra Lascano-Rusu profile image
LMFT
5 years of experience
Warm
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
I specialize in working with clients experiencing anxiety or depression who wish to break people-pleasing patterns. I'm passionate about demystifying therapy and empowering clients to understand their underlying issues in order to transform from the root up. I aim to bridge the gap between sessions and help form a clear path for my clients' progress. My therapeutic approach is both nurturing and structured: I listen and offer support just as much as I offer appropriate challenges. If you are feeling eager to understand yourself, to see yourself fully, and to practice self-compassion while changing harmful behaviors/thoughts, we're likely a good fit. My work consists of building rapport and insight, examining patterns, and practicing helpful skills (together + at home). I combine a variety of nervous system and cognitive tools in personalized ways with each client. At my core, I believe in choice and shared effort. Whatever we do, from the intro call onward, is a collaboration. I know finding a therapist can be difficult, and you want to be in good hands. If you resonate with me, please don't hesitate to reach out for that intro call or email! I'll be warmly waiting on the other end to make sure that we're a good fit, or at least that you leave our call with some resources and referrals for clinicians who might be a better fit.

Next available: Jun 1

Merisa Bambur, LMFT, ATR

(she/her)

Merisa Bambur, LMFT, ATR profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Intelligent
Virtual
Do you find yourself doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result? Are you struggling to find balance in your life? Do you feel like there's a part of you that has died and hasn't come back to life? Hi, my name is Merisa. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Art Therapist and artist. I help highly functioning adults manage their stressors and find more balance in life. I am an art therapist, meaning we will use art as a communication tool to express emotions, process trauma and relieve stress. I have many clients who are not willing to do art therapy, and that's okay as well! Talking is just as effective. If you're from a family who didn't talk about feelings, and/or avoided conflict, it is possible that talking about your feelings isn't easy. I am here to help ease you into it. Therapy is like exercising. You will be working new muscles and I'm here to help you get stronger. Professional Background: I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts, minoring in Psychology in 2014 and graduated with my Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy in 2016. I was always creative and wanted to help others which lead me in the direction of art therapy and LMFT. I have worked at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, providing therapy to patients and families; multiple addiction treatment centers and I was also a school counselor. I have been in recovery for years, and have personal and professional experience working with teens, adults and families in substance use and mental health treatment. I am willing to help you with addiction, anxiety, PTSD, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.

Next available: Jun 2

Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D.

(she/her)

Dr. Christina Dawn Nelson, Ph.D. profile image
PhD
12 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Solution oriented
Virtual
Hi there, I'm Dr. Christina. Do you have a hard time regulating your emotions? Are you struggling to find meaning and value in life? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? How are your relationships with others? I am a licensed clinical psychologist with several years of experience working in clinical psychology settings, ranging from an inpatient psychiatric hospital to a women's residential substance use disorder treatment program. I help people who are easily overwhelmed to learn distress tolerance techniques and stress management skills. Together, we can strategize about what to do to help you to manage your emotions. We'll use a whole self approach, addressing the needs of your mind, body and spirit. I also integrate mindfulness, yoga and art to help you develop a stronger relationship with yourself. Whether you're dealing with overwhelm, relationship issues or cycles of anxiety and depression, I'm here to help. Seeking therapy can feel scary but you're making the right choice. You deserve a safe space to heal and grow. In our sessions together, I'll meet you with compassion and evidence-based techniques so you can overcome the hangups and habits holding you back. Let's work together!

Next available: May 29

Ted Atwood

(he/him)

Ted Atwood profile image
LMFT
8 years of experience
Open-minded
Authentic
Virtual
I believe in the value of building a trusting and safe therapeutic relationship to tap into your internal strength, self-expertise, and self-expression to promote growth and support healing. I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, #126521, in California, and I graduated with a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2015.

Next available: Jun 17

Katja Rapp

(she/her)

Katja Rapp profile image
LMFT
18 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Challenging
Virtual
I believe that we all have resources within us that help us through life's difficulties and can also provide healing, but sometimes we need a little help and guidance on our way to get back on the path that is right for us. I want to help guide you back to this route and find a connection to your “Self” again, using an approach that is tailored to your individual needs. I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with eating disorders, trauma, grief, loss, LGBTQ+, HIV and AIDS, substance abuse, as well as, anxiety and depression/bipolar.

Next available: Jun 25

Ashley Newman

(she/her)

Ashley Newman profile image
LCSW
10 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
The pressures of the modern world seem never ending, particularly when you deal with an untreated or difficult to treat mental health or substance use issue. I specialize in certain mental health diagnoses including personality disorders, postpartum issues, depression/anxiety, self harm/suicidal ideation. I am prepared to assist you in offering helpful coping strategies, understanding the psychology behind your experiences/symptoms, processing feelings and thoughts, and gaining better traction on your life. My specialty is in mental health and substance use (dual diagnosis). I am DBT certified. I have worked with individuals impacted by cycles of trauma, violence, and substances in various settings including psychiatric hospitals, county jail, intensive outpatient programs, and outpatient clinics. My mission? Help people THRIVE and be SEEN/HEARD despite these circumstances. I understand that both making sense of the issue(s) at hand and reaching out is incredibly anxiety producing. What I provide is a safe and warm space where you can explore your needs, current feelings, history, and goals. You have the power to stop fighting what is out of your control, and harness your power to control what is just within your grasp.

Next available: May 30

Austin Nystrom

(he/him)

Austin Nystrom profile image
LCSW
6 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Open-minded
Virtual
In-person
486 Marsh Stree...
My approach to therapy is to help each client adapt and grow from life's circumstances. I seek to help my clients thrive within their community and experience a grounded and vital sense of connectedness to self and all others. I utilize a holistic approach that embraces one's intersections and addresses mental, emotional, and somatic (bodily) experiences.

Next available: May 29

Sharon Stewart

Sharon Stewart profile image
LMFT
22 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Humorous
Virtual
The most precious you can give to yourself is a little bit of your own attention. Life can get so busy and it's easy to become distracted by daily tasks. This makes it easy to loose sight of the most important person in your life....YOU! You are the most important project that you will ever work on and I am so glad that you are here. I have over 22 years of experience in the mental health industry and I am passionate about working with clients from all different backgrounds and life paths. I have experience working with a wide variety of ages from children to adolescents and adults. I also have experience working with with a variety of mental health diagnosis. It has been a blessing to work as a School Counselor for 22+ years, and know that it has provided me with a wealth of experience in so many areas with a large variety of clients with all different needs. I strive to meet my clients where they are and am passionate about helping them work on their goals. I have particularly enjoyed helping clients manage transition, trauma, depression, grief, adjustment, anxiety and parenting. I also am passionate about working with First Responders and their families. I have been part of a First Responder family for 27+ years, which has provided me with a wealth of information as well as compassion and commitment to serve this population.

Next available: Jun 18

Xiaoting Joyce

(she/her)

Xiaoting Joyce profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Authentic
Virtual
In-person
5170 Golden Foo...
Deep within, I believe everyone holds the keys to a life of profound meaning and joy. By discerning their dreams and charting their personal journeys, my clients unlock doors to lives they cherish all the more. In the wise words of Carl Jung, 'Man's task is to become conscious of the contents that press upward from the unconscious.

Next available: May 31

Melanie Harriss

(she/her)

Melanie Harriss profile image
LMFT
2 years of experience
Direct
Authentic
Warm
Virtual
In-person
341 Magnolia Av...
Whether it be anxiety/depression, unprocessed trauma, medical issues/illness, divorce, or chemical dependency just to name a few. Allow me to help you address the emotional challenges that may be causing you a variety of symptoms -- frustration, sadness, decreased motivation or anger -- as this is often how the issues we are struggling with surface in our lives. Helping you discover and understand the root cause of your issues is the goal to help you live a more empowered and fulfilling life. I've worked in various clinical settings from psychiatric hospitals, to county jail. My approach is truly collaborative, I utilize CBT, EMDR, motivational interviewing, etc. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a Registered Nurse for over 15yrs. I understand the interplay between our mental and physical health, and how one effects the other. Let’s work together to address the challenges in your life. Finding a therapist that fits your needs is essential, if I am not the therapist for you, I'll help you find one who is.

Next available: May 31

Jessy Tarnoff

(she/her)

Jessy Tarnoff profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Intelligent
Warm
Virtual
My approach to therapy emerged out of my passion for health and my connection to nature. While I combine several modalities in my practice, empathy and authenticity are at the heart of my work. I strive to cultivate a safe and inclusive space for my clients. I am committed to ongoing education and self-reflection to better understand the unique experiences and perspectives of diverse populations. I also prioritize collaboration and advocacy with my clients to address and dismantle systemic barriers that impact their mental health and well-being.

Next available: May 30

Jaazar Shalabi

Jaazar Shalabi profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Direct
Empowering
Virtual
Hi, my name is Jaazar (Jay) Shalabi and I am a Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). Are you struggling with past traumatic experiences, cycles of depression and/or anxiety? Maybe you are struggling with relationship issues, confidence, low self esteem. Perhaps you are a veteran struggling to deal with integrating back to civi life or take back control of your life once again prior to service. I support those struggling with their unique symptoms by empowering them to retake control of their symptoms, thoughts, and life. Through direct, unconditional regard with no judgement, we will go through your journey to mental wellness together. You are the pilot, I am your copilot, wheres your destination?

Next available: Jun 2

Alyssa Bianconi Momtaheni, M.S, LMFT

(she/her)

Alyssa Bianconi Momtaheni, M.S, LMFT profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Empowering
Warm
Virtual
Hi, my name is Alyssa, my cultural background is Italian and Hispanic. I am also married to an Iranian and have learned for decades about Iranian culture. I am familiar with first responders and have proudly been invited to do several ride-alongs with a local Police department. I began my work practices as a therapist in the Bay Area of California and have been serving for 8 years. I enjoy providing a non-judgmental environment to support you with providing skills and tools to improve life's challenges. I went to NDNU for my master's program, earning my Master of Science in clinical psychology. I did my undergraduate degree at Menlo College in Atherton California. Most of my time has been a significant amount of years working with children aged 0-5, in school settings, and with couples. I enjoy engaging in relationship building, providing tools you can apply daily, and also with women who have experienced trauma. I also am an animal lover and enjoy spending time with my Italian Greyhound "Rocco", with my husband and children, hiking, and engaging in meditation during my free time. I also love the color pink and have a love for collecting crystal beads and making jewelry.

Next available: Jun 4

Jeongeun Moon

(she/her)

Jeongeun Moon profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Warm
Open-minded
Solution oriented
Virtual
As a dedicated therapist, I am deeply committed to empowering my clients on their unique paths to healing and growth. Specializing in trauma-focused therapy, I incorporate a holistic and integrative approach, blending client-centered methods with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). My practice is founded on cultivating awareness, insights, and knowledge, aiming to facilitate positive changes in your life. At the heart of my work is the creation of a supportive and inclusive environment, tailored to embrace and address your individual needs and journey.

Next available: May 29

Jacquie Simpson

(she/her)

Jacquie Simpson profile image
LCSW
13 years of experience
Warm
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Hi there I'm Jacquie, If you need help getting past stuck points, patterns of unwanted behavior, or just don't know where to start, I'm here to help. I have a great deal of empathy and take great care in working with clients. I specialize in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, or who are dealing with significant trauma history. I not only help my clients' cope with their problems but work at healing the root of the issue. I bring presence, patience, perspective, persistence and a bit of playfulness into the therapy room. I also strive to be culturally affirming, uphold the dignity and worth of every person, and work towards social justice in the way I interact with the world and in my practice.

Next available: Jun 1

Dunya Gilmore

(she/her)

Dunya Gilmore profile image
LMFT
13 years of experience
Warm
Empowering
Authentic
Virtual
Honesty, integrity, insight, awareness, knowledge, relief and resolutions are what you'll get with me. I believe the theraputic process is organic and our sessions will unfold overtime, focusing on getting you to a place where you can think clearly, understand yourself better and feel solid. I am an out of the box thinker and doer with full acceptance for all lifes wonders. Differences are appealing and I welcome them with open arms, encouraging you to be your absolute self %100 of the time. If you need a jump start, help figuring out what makes you tick, what makes you happy, what your authentic self needs to thrive, I'd love to work with you. Life throws curve balls that can be annoying, frustrating, shocking at times. I get it because I've been there. It's ok and healthy to ask for help. My specialties include insight oriented talk therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused and strategic therapy. My history is working with adults who have depression and anxiety, relationship distress, anger management issues, trauma histories, existential crisis and have co-occurring disorders which require medication treatment. I work with couples who seek help communicating and bringing the love back into their relationship. I provide psycho-education and real life solutions to problems that seem unsolvable at face value, but with that one tweak, you find out they were solvable all along. I fully believe in the connection between body and mind and weave differing modalities into therapy in order to address each component of healing and wellness. Often we don't realize that just one simple tweak can launch you into the lifetime you want. Are you struggling with personal challenges affecting your relationships, work, social life and, most importantly, yourself. Do you miss that hope, that loving feeling for your partner or your kids? Complex, yet common, issues around love, family, purpose in life, and doing what truly makes you happy, have become overwhelming and you’re ready to do something different. Are you feeling underwhelmed? You may have recently undergone a loss, job change, life change, a psychiatric or medical emergency, and are feeling completely stuck. I believe your truth is in you, and my role of therapist is to provide emotional support, insight, and to help you navigate through past and present so you can have the future you deserve.

Next available: May 29

Dr. Anton Serzhan, Psy.D

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PsyD
6 years of experience
Solution oriented
Intelligent
Empowering
Virtual
Welcome! How have you been feeling lately? If you have been feeling like something is not right, or that it is time you addressed something that has bothered you for a while, then perhaps we should talk. Whether it trauma, difficulty with mood, low self-esteem, attention, interpersonal conflicts, maladaptive habits, pain management, personality disorders you are always welcomed in. I am Dr. Anton Serzhan, Psy.D (Dr. Anton) and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. For years I have been working with a variety of different populations, including the veterans, LGBTQ+, injury recovery and chronic pain patients; adults of every age group, both for individual sessions and as couples. I specialize in the application of evidence-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Assertive Communication Skills (ACS), Insight Oriented Therapy (IOT), Problem-Solving Therapy (PST), Guided Breathing, Validation Therapy (VT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I am here to be your guide, your resource and your support. Ready to change your life? Then here we go!

Next available: Jun 6

Bronwyn Schweigerdt

Bronwyn Schweigerdt profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Empowering
Direct
Authentic
Virtual
I specialize in panic attacks, panic disorders, anxiety and depression, as well as relationship issues. Not only do I help treat these disorders, but I help clients completely be rid of them! Believe it or not, panic, anxiety and depression don’t have to be life-sentences, and you don’t just have to just learn “coping skills”. These disorders are symptoms of a root problem that can be undone in therapy! I have helped many people break free of their lifelong anxiety and depressive symptoms in just a few months. Therapy can really work if you have a competent therapist, who does more than just listen to your problems! I love supporting my clients to make mental and practical changes that allow them to finally have the peace they’ve been looking for. Be encouraged – it’s absolutely possible! You are not alone in your struggle, and you don’t have to stay where you are! Let this be the day you take that first step – to become the person you were made to be and fulfill the unique calling in your life. You can also visit my podcast Angry at the Right Things: https://angryattherightthings.podbean.com/

Next available: Jun 3

Monica Coffman Keeney

(she/her)

Monica Coffman Keeney profile image
LCSW
8 years of experience
Virtual
Hi, I'm Monica! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and have been involved in social work for eight years. Most of my career has been helping children, parents, and families in child welfare. Perhaps you know exactly what issue is popping up for you, but you might not! I am here to help you become more self-aware, build self-esteem, and bridge the gap between unwelcomed behaviors and the thoughts leading there. I am keen at picking up on patterns and relaying them back to you, which you may or may not have been aware of. I do not have a one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. Also, while I'm able to meet you where you're at in life, I believe that you're coming to therapy for a reason, which is typically to grow in an area of your life. I may push you to think about your growth, which can be new and uncomfortable. I am always seeking to understand and hear you; I do not judge or make assumptions about you. ** I have additional availability, please reach out to me to see if we can match a good time. **

Next available: Jun 18

Raul Gutierrez

(they/them)

Raul Gutierrez profile image
LCSW
5 years of experience
Solution oriented
Authentic
Open-minded
Virtual
I have been a practicing therapist for over 5 years now. I have worked with a diverse group of populations dealing with depression/anxiety all the way to psychosis diagnoses. I implement a lot of Trauma Focused CBT and Motivational Interviewing into my practice. My clients have often told me that I bring a genuine and compassionate atmosphere to sessions which helps them feel more at ease. I take a very nonjudgmental "at your own pace" type of approach. I want to ensure you feel comfortable every step of the way through your journey with mental health.

Next available: May 29

Gabby Leon

(she/her)

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LMFT
7 years of experience
Virtual
Thank you for being here and looking into therapy! I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, located in Southern California but offer teleheath (video) sessions all throughout California. I have been practicing since 2017, and work with individuals (teens, young adults, and adults) and couples, within the community mental health and private practice setting. As of May 2024, I currently only have weekday morning and afternoon availability. Please send me an email rather than call, as this is the quickest method of communication since I am in sessions throughout the day and can respond quickly. Thanks!

Next available: May 30

Ashley Horton

(she/her)

Ashley Horton profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Authentic
Warm
Open-minded
Virtual
Hey there! I am so happy that you have reached out for therapy. My name is Ashley and I am a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist for the state of California with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma, and abuse. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion as a way to create a safe and comfortable therapeutic environment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Next available: May 29

Nica Gaona

(she/her)

Nica Gaona profile image
LCSW
4 years of experience
Empowering
Solution oriented
Authentic
Virtual
Do you have an an issue or concern that you're currently going through and want to be able to feel heard and understood? As a licensed Clinical Social Worker I can provide a safe and welcoming place where you can feel open to share those concerns or worries. Together we can work toward creating more balance in your life. I use a collaborative style to build on your strengths and resources and use them as the foundation of the helping process. I have 18 years experience working with children, families, and individuals as a social worker, seven of them as a licensed clinical social worker! Prior to training as a therapist I worked as and advocate for children, youth and families in various community based non-profits. The joy I felt in helping lift burdens for individuals and families was the force that led me to the path of clinical social work! I consider it a privilege to be invited and entrusted with the task of walking alongside you during a challenging moment in your life. Seeing you grow and succeed is one of the greatest reward I could ask for!

Next available: May 29

Craig Dauderman

Craig Dauderman profile image
LMFT
9 years of experience
Authentic
Solution oriented
Warm
Virtual
Do you worry too much about different things? Are you hard on yourself, withdraw from others or struggle to engage in life due to feeling down? Would you like to feel less anxious, less depressed or finally work through unresolved trauma? Establishing a relationship with a well-informed therapist provides for no longer feeling alone in your experiences and safely addressing such underlying issues that may be keeping you stuck in your problems, preventing you from reaching your goals and living your best life. I am trained in a variety of evidenced-based therapy approaches to best meet your needs with a personalized care experience. I use Person-Centered, Cognitive Behavioral, EMDR, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies. This means I am centered in meeting you where you're at and promoting your ability to heal from the past as well as better manage thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I offer expertise in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, anger management, and relationship problems. We improve through feeling understood and more capable of managing life's challenges. I am committed to provide a supportive relationship that enhances your ability to work through obstacles and strive for enjoying a life worth living. I consider my work with those I serve to be a privilege and look forward to supporting you in your journey forward!

Next available: Jun 1

Kabao Adame

Kabao Adame profile image
LMFT
10 years of experience
Virtual
I am a bilingual (Hmong and English) Asian American licensed therapist who has experience with children, teens and adults struggling with anxiety, trauma, depression, and relationship problems. Being vulnerable and discussing personal matters can be a difficult, yet a transformative experience. My counseling approach is holistic, collaborative, and being culturally responsive using integrative mental health practices to empower personal growth.

Next available: May 30

Susie Valle

Susie Valle profile image
LMFT
7 years of experience
Warm
Authentic
Empowering
Virtual
Hello there, I'm Susie. I'm a bilingual therapist who speaks English and Spanish. I have specialized training in Art Therapy and EMDR. In my work with individuals and groups, I am compassionate, collaborative, culturally sensitive and creative. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. As humans, we create patterns and behaviors that may no longer be helpful for us when navigating relationships in our life. This can feel stressful, helpless, and anxiety provoking. Having space to acknowledge and talk about what is happening in your life can help relieve the intensity of those feelings and can help create new patterns and behaviors. *Currently ONLY taking adult clients (18+).

Next available: Jun 4

Lara Touckly

(she/her)

Lara Touckly profile image
LPCC
7 years of experience
Empowering
Authentic
Warm